Faculty & Tenure

Second Holiday Writing Challenge

November 25, 2016

  Here’s a little boost for those who need a little kickstart to write over the holidays.  I first offered a Holiday Writing Challenge in 2005! It’s about time to do it again.  Here’s what you do: Post in the comment section: …

Not Another Boring Lecture – Gina’s Newsletter Prep

September 22, 2011

As I prepared to “teach” you how to achieve “quick and easy class planning,” I realized that I needed to practice what I preach. Here are the steps I took in working on this newsletter article. 1. I asked myself …

A Professor Reflects on the End of the Academic Year

September 22, 2011

Professor Patricia Hauslein reflects on her teaching over the course of the past academic year. Thin Spots I was raking the leaf cover off my shade garden when, like many of you (once all the mania is over), I started …

Junior Faculty – How to Find Good Mentors

September 22, 2011

This article was recently sent out by the “Tomorrow’s Professor(SM) Mailing list,” run by The Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning. This chapter should be helpful for any junior faculty member. “Probably the best strategy for finding a primary …

Ten Ways to Waste Valuable Writing Time

September 22, 2011

Ten Ways to Waste Valuable Writing Time You have a week off of your normal responsibilities – maybe it’s Spring Break, or maybe it’s during the summer. You say to yourself “I’ll have huge blocks of free time –I’m going …

Make Your Free Time Work for You

September 22, 2011

Do you have trouble taking advantage of unstructured time? Do you plan on getting lots of writing done, then realize you’ve done nothing? Here are some hints for not wasting that time. If you’d like to see the humorous “what …

Top Ten Things New Faculty Members Would Like to Hear From Colleagues

September 22, 2011

Overcome “the triple threat of evaluation, isolation, and overwork.” Another great posting from the Tomorrow’s Professor Mailing List.  This is excellent advice from Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Associate Provost for Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts on optimizing your first …

Promotion and Tenure — Quick Tips for the New Hire

September 22, 2011

Although it’s hard to be a new faculty member, it’s important to be aware of your ultimate goal. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind on the road to promotion and tenure. Even though you’ve been at your …

What is Tenure Coaching?

September 22, 2011

Getting tenure may be one of the most long, complicated and difficult quests that one can face. It is much easier and doable if you have a coach. Find out what a tenure coach does… If you are a junior …

Eight Reasons Academics Have Trouble Writing or Publishing

February 21, 2007
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Every academic, whether a grad student struggling with dissertation writing, or a professor trying to publish, has a good reason for not writing (that is, working on their long-term project, whether article, book or dissertation) daily.. You have classes to prepare, essays …